Book: Noggin by John Corey Whaley
"Listen--- I was alive once and then I wasn't. Simple as that. And now I am a live again. The in-between part is a little fuzzy, but I can tell you that, at some point or another, my head was chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado."Friday 56:
"Then Principal Carson was crying these little tears and wiping them away with the back of her left hand. Her fingernails were shiny red, and she was wearing a ring that looked to me like she didn't need this job. Maybe she's for real, I thought. Maybe she loves kids that much."My initial thoughts: Well, this is a different storyline, one I've only encountered in one book before, Frankenstein. I have no idea if it is a horror novel or not but so far it hasn't seem scary in the least, unless one considers head amputation and reattachment as horror-worthy. The story, told in first person, is about a boy who has his head removed to save his life and then reattached when the technology catches up. Within days of his reattachment, he goes back to school in the same grade he was in before, five years earlier. This is where he meets back up with his old principal. I'm wondering where this storyline is going. Any ideas?